A Search Engine That Finds You Weird Old Books by Clive Thompson via Debugger [Shared]

There is a wealth of beauty and knowledge in old books and I am always turning up new things to share on my blogs and directly to friends with specific interests. Recently I started searching for historical crochet books to pass along to my sister who loves the hobby. This book finder will certainly make it even easier to turn up amazing new finds. – Douglas

A Search Engine That Finds You Weird Old Books | by Clive Thompson | Debugger

A Search Engine That Finds You Weird Old Books by Clive Thompson via Debugger [Shared]

Last fall, I wrote about the concept of “rewilding your attention” — why it’s good to step away from the algorithmic feeds of big social media and find stranger stuff in nooks of the Internet.

I followed it up with a post about “9 Ways to Rewild Your Attention” — various strategies I’d developed to hunt down unexpected material.

One of those strategies? “Reading super-old books online.”

As I noted, I often find it fun to poke around in books from the 1800s and 1700s, using Google Books or Archive.org…

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